Organ Donor Nina Dobrev Wants You to Be a Fearless Hero
If you thought Elena was a badass, she’s got nothing on Nina Dobrev! This Vampire Diaries star wants all her fans to become life-saving heroes, and she’s put her money where her mouth is.
On a recent trip to Toronto, Nina and boyfriend Ian Somerhalder paid a visit to a sick fan named Kayla Baker, a 14-year-old in need of a lung transplant. They spent time some quality time with Kayla, taking goofy pictures and having fun, but both stars also tweeted messages of support and spread the word about her plight to their many online followers.
Soon after the meet-up, an ecstatic Nina returned to Twitter to share the happiest ending imaginable: Kayla was getting new lungs! Thanks to an organ donor, she’ll now be able to have a normal teenage life.
“Sending congratulations to @kayla_0507 and her family,” Nina tweeted. “We all secreted this. Her life has been saved. I'm smiling ear to ear.”
But Nina wasn’t content to just celebrate this victory! There’s more to be done. She followed up the good news with a message to inspire her fans to become organ donors.
“Ps. I'm an organ donor!” she wrote. “Everyone should be ! You can save someone's life. I am grateful to Kayla's fearless Hero.”
We hear you, Nina! And we agree, the world could always use more heroes like you.